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November 28, 2017-6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Laid Bare: An exhibition of drawings and paintings by Nick Hoar
Mulled wine & canapés from 6pm
For one-night-only, presenting an exhibition in the atmospheric vaults of the Crypt Gallery underneath St Pancras Church in Euston. Laid Bare features a selection of new drawings and paintings by Nick Hoar, which aim to capture the true character of the human form and the changing landscapes through which he passes, in a way that is instinctive, free and full of life. Working in pastel, charcoal, ink and watercolour, Nick regularly attends the excellent lifedrawing sessions with Adrian Dutton, which have encouraged greater freedom in his work and afford a deeper connection with the subject.
Drawings from these sessions are the backbone of this exhibition and demonstrate the simplicity and sensitivity through which Nick interprets the world around him. The artist (b.1987) Entirely self‐taught, Nick has found great solace and self‐belief from going it alone. His greatest artistic inspirations are Ken Paine and his father, John Hoar, though Nick’s style ultimately owes much to a free and imaginative upbringing as the sixth of seven sons. Having grown up in Devon and spent summer holidays on the west coast of Ireland, he has always loved the outdoors and appreciates a wild landscape and dramatic changes in weather.
Previous exhibitions Laid Bare is Nick’s third solo exhibition, following Life & Music on Brick Lane in February 2014 and Impressions of Life, in Leadenhall Market later that same year. Life & Music was the culmination of 3 weeks spent documenting everyday life on a European tour with To Kill A King and Bastille, in which Nick was asked along to lend an extra pair of hands, but also with his artistic endeavours in mind. Fittingly, the exhibition featured a brilliant live performance by To Kill A King.
To arrange a private viewing, request a full catalogue of exhibition artwork, or enquire about a commission, please contact Nick by email or by phone. A catalogue will be mailed out and made available on Nick’s website after the exhibition.